The Nothwest Missouri Interagency Team Response Operation, also known as NITRO, has spent the past decade arresting and convicting street dealers and producers here in the area, as well as across state lines and in other counties.
When it was initially started, the group was staffed by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives but is now assistend by agencies from Livingston, Grundy, Andrew, Atchison, and Worth Counties on a consistant basis.
Nitro is responisble for charges being filed on more than 300 defendants and a good deal of drugs and firearms being removed from the streets.  In total, they serve residents in 16 counties of Northern Missouri.